This true, riveting story documents a North Korean family's improbable journey from life under the brutal regime of the late Kim Jong-Il to freedom and newfound faith in Jesus Christ.
Escaping North Korea: Defiance and Hope in the World's Most Repressive Country
The author vividly describes his work with refugees along the North Korean/Chinese border and Christians' role in bringing light to this dark country.
The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel
This secular narrative reveals that Christian ministries impacted Kim Jong-Il's innermost circles. It poignantly describes a woman captured smuggling Bibles who sings Jesus songs while tortured.
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
Demick, the Los Angeles Times's Seoul bureau chief, narrates North Korean defectors' lives over 15 years. An Open Doors colleague recommends this as a primer on the world's number one persecutor of Christians.
The Good Doctor: Bringing Healing to the Hopeless
This hope-filled story of a Christian Korean American doctor who built and staffed a hospital in Pyongyang offers proof that Christians can still significantly impact the people of the world's most restricted country.
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Carl Moeller is coauthor of the book The Privilege of Persecution.
Previous Christianity Today coverage of North Korea includes:
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